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Note: OMA is using crowd-sourcing to fund “Art in the Garden,” and we are half-way to our goal. Help us a fund a full summer of social-emotional learning in a garden setting for Pittsburgh youth. Here’s the link: https://www.ioby.org/project/art-garden   What scares you about insects? I asked a ten-year-old child at […]

Art in the Garden


Join Rebecca Norris from Creative Healing Trends in  Pittsburgh, PA for 2 1/2 days of Theta Healing.  You will experience profound healings while having the opportunity to become a certified ThetaHealing Practitioner.  You will be taught how to connect to the “Creator of All That Is” and access a theta wave […]

Theta Healing Class


The day after our Thursday night lecture with Marla Mervis-Hartmann, I found myself choosing in terms of higher order “pleasure”—the kind of deep pleasure, as Marla described, that has almost nothing to do with short-term desires or what a distorted mind might perceive as a “need.” Higher Order Pleasure leads […]

Higher Order Pleasure



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The earth has been there for a long time. She is mother to all of us. She knows everything. The Buddha asked the earth to be his witness by touching her with his hand when he had some doubt and fear before his awakening. The earth appeared to him as […]

Mother Earth


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      paradise (n) = from the Greek paradeisos “park, paradise, Garden of Eden” = from an Iranian source meaning “enclosure, park” = compound of pairi- “around” + “diz “ to make, form (a wall)”     There She Is –by Linda Gregg When I go into the garden, […]

Paradise


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Sitting quietly, doing nothing, Spring comes and the grass grows by itself. -Tao de Ching   You may ask where do the flowers come from in Spring but even the God of Spring does not know. -Zen saying   In Zen, we don’t find the answers. We lose the questions. […]

Spring



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At the heart of quantum physics lies a shadowy essence, the wave function, invoking all possible realities for us to pick and choose. The term “quantum” appears frequently in writings and discussions on spirituality and alternative health modalities like energy healing. Because quantum physics defies our intuition, much can be made […]

The Ghost Behind Reality


As Spring approaches, what is thawing for you? One of our Board Members, Emily Carlson, asked that question. And her own answer is so good I’m stealing it for myself: What is thawing is whatever keeps me from knowing that heaven and earth are one. If the (false) separation of […]

What Is Thawing for You?